BEAR RIVER AREA REGIONAL FIRE SCHOOL
April 18-20, 2019

Classes Offered

Please read full class descriptions before registering.

Rural Incident Command for Volunteer Firefighters

  • Dates:  (2, 8-hour courses offered)
    • Thursday, April 18, 6 pm to 10 pm and Friday 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: Training Tower
    • 432 Country Club Dr, Tremonton
  • Class Limit:  12 participants
  • Prerequisites:  None
  • Audience: This course is for volunteer firefighters who might be placed in an incident command assignment at a working structure fire.

Incident command at structure fires has its own challenges in the volunteer world. Personnel, apparatus, and water supply are typically limited resources when compared to urban areas. This new, one-day course will focus on real world incident command at structure fires applied to the limited resources frequently found in today’s volunteer fire service. Participants will have the chance to learn and practice proven incident command strategies that can help them successfully run incident command at structure fires in their own area with their own resources. The class also has one-minute drills and real, hands-on evolutions performed outside that are part of the class that will test the student's abilities along with command.

Forcible Entry

  • Each class is 4 hours, independent of the other classes.
  • Dates:
    • Saturday, April 20, 8 am to 12 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Location: Tremonton Fairgrounds
    • 342 N 1000 W
  • Class Limit:  12 participants
  • Prerequisites:  None

This class will cover the majority of the firefighter I practical skills for forcible entry. It starts out in the classroom for the first hour followed by 3 hours of hands-on skills. The lecture will cover different types of doors, windows and gates and the different techniques of gaining access through them. The lecture portion of the class is not meant to cover the Firefighter I written portion of the certification test in its entirety.

Objectives:

  • Explain the basic principles of forcible entry and egress
  • Understand the basic construction of doors, windows and gates
  • Demonstrate techniques used to force entry through various types of doors, windows and gates
  • Identify safety considerations that need to be taken when forcing entry through doors, windows and gates.

Required PPE

  • Protective clothing and equipment must be in good working condition, and will include helmets, gloves, bunker pants & coat (or brush gear/jumpsuit), steel toed boots (NO Hiking boots), and ANSI approved eye protection.
  • Every student will be required to bring their own PPE/sharing of PPE will not be allowed.
  • UFRA will not supply any PPE and failure to bring it to the class venue will eliminate the student from the class.

PPE /SCBA / Search & Rescue

  • Dates:  
    • Saturday, April 20, 8 am to 12 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Location: Training Tower
    • 432 Country Club Dr., Tremonton
  • Class Limit:  16 participants

This class is designed for all firefighters.  The class addresses protective clothing, SCBA, and search and rescue skills for Firefighter I and II certification.  It is a physically demanding class.  Topics include types and care of protective clothing, hazardous atmospheres, functions, components of SCBA use, maintenance of SCBA’s, safety precautions, emergency situations, search techniques and victim removal procedures.

Wildland Refresher

  • Dates: 
    • Thursday, April 18, 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Friday, April 19, 1 pm to 5 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 8 am to 12 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Location: Tremonton Fairgrounds
    • 342 N 1000 W (in the Museum Building)
  • Class Limit:  20 participants

This class will fulfill the classroom requirement for renewing the wildland red card.

Fire Service Instructor I

  • Dates: (16 hour course)
    • Thursday, April 18, 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Friday, April 19, 6 pm to 10 pm
    • Saturday, April 20,  8 am to 12 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 1 pm to 5 pm (Certification Testing)
  • Location: Tremonton Fire Station
    • 95 S 100 W
  • Class Limit:  14 participants
  • PrerequisitesApproximately two weeks prior to the class, participants will receive a workbook, a teaching topic and a workbook with specific instructions that must be completed prior to attending this course. UFRA will provide the student manual.  The text is the 8th edition of IFSTA's Fire and Emergency Service Instructor.  

This class is recommended for those presenting Fire, EMS, Haz Mat and related training sessions within their department.  It is designed to help instructors and training officers meet the requirements for Fire Service Instructor I certification.  The course will present basic instructional concepts and techniques which will provide the skills needed to teach from prepared lesson outlines.  Requires completion of a student workbook with approximately 16 hours of reading and self-study at home prior to attending class.  Classroom sessions will include 12 hours of presentations and reviews.  Additionally, Saturday afternoon from 1300 to 1700, (the last 4 hours of class), will be the actual written and practical Instructor I exam for certification.

Tender Task Force

  • Dates:  
    • Saturday, April 20, 8 am to 12 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Location: Training Tower
    • 432 Country Club Dr., Tremonton
  • Class Limit:  20 participants

Water supply is often difficult to establish in rural areas without fire hydrants. When used properly, water tenders can be an effective substitute for hydrants.This class will review research on water tender configuration and teach the students effective water supply operations utilizing proper configuration of engines, supply lines, water tenders, portable tanks, and other appliances.The goal will be to maintain a continuous 500 gallon per minute water supply using only water tenders.There will be a short instruction period followed by practical set up of a tender task force.This is a hands-on class that will make your water tender your best friend!

Vehicle Extrication - Basic

Each class is 8 hours, independent of the other class.

  • Dates:  
    • Friday, April 19, 8 am to 5 pm
    • Saturday, April 20, 8 am to 5 pm
  • Location: 72 N Main St, Garland
  • Class Limit:  20 participants

Content includes: Responder preparedness, safety, size-up, vehicle anatomy, tools and equipment, accident anatomy, extrication principles, and techniques. Emphasizes practical demonstrations and exercise. Course meets the requirements of the Firefighter II objectives for vehicle rescue. Students must be in good physical condition and capable of working in a high stress fire fighting environment.  

  • Required PPE
    • Protective clothing and equipment must be in good working condition, and will include helmets, gloves, bunker pants & coat (or brush gear/Jumpsuit), steel toed boots (NO Hiking boots), and ANSI approved eye protection.
    • Every student will be required to bring their own PPE.
    • Sharing of PPE will not be allowed.
    • UFRA will not supply any PPE and failure to bring it to the class venue will eliminate the student from the class.

To register email twanner@boxeldercounty.org or call 435-734-3333. 

Registration is on a first come basis; no spots will be held.

Forcible Entry training

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